We're in New York City here, or as near as the underworld gets to being "normal." The mean streets have a way of bringing out the hard line and quick reaction, and Steve Strong is up to the challenge. Topics: drama, police, detective
The city is plagued by a series of robberies, in front of witnesses, committed by a seemingly invisible man, which implicates the Shadow. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Shadow, Detective, Crime, Mystery, OTR
Mike Shane is hired by a woman to find her runaway niece, right before another man wants to hire him to find the same girl. Mike keeps sighting the girl but keeps losing her, and when he finally catches up to her, finds out he's been looking for the wrong girl. Topics: Mike Shane, Detective, Crime, Drama, OTR
Nero and Archie investigate the death of a woman who received threatening letters typed on a typewriter found in her home, and leaving everyone in the household to be suspected of causing her death. Topics: Nero Wolfe, Detective, Crime, Murder, OTR
Nick must find a way to help a friend who's been accused of a murder he can't remember committing, because he's being framed by someone called the Mystic who is really out to get Nick. Topics: Nick Carter, Detective, Mystery, Drama, OTR
John Creasey (born September 17, 1908 in Surrey – died June 9, 1973 in Wiltshire) was a prolific English crime writer, who published in excess of 600 novels under 28 different pseudonyms, creating along the way many characters who are now internationally famous. STAND BY FOR WEST was the generic title for a series of BBC serials featuring Inspector Roger West of Scotland Yard. Inspector West was the creation of John Creasey (1908-1973). Mr. Creasy was a rather prolific writer who wrote almost... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topic: Detective OTR crime police
18 New Year OTR Shows, 1944-1958 Comedy, science fiction, horror, detective, and variety shows from the first week (12/31 - 1/7) of the new year. This is a volunteer effort but please try and pay it forward --- donate a buck or five to our hosts at Archive dot org. 1/5/44 - Mail Call, featuring Jack Benny, Judy Garland, and Johnny Mercer 'Mercer sings his new song, "G. I. Jive." J&J rehearse romance scene.' 1/2/45 - The Strange Dr. Weird - The Tiger Cat 'delightfully gruesome... favoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Comedy, sci-fi, detective, variety, OTR, pay it forward
True Detective made it to radio here and there in the golden age. These are late 1930s shows, recorded from transcriptions in the 1970s, and now digitized. The sound quality is good considering the kinds of discs used at that time. Topics: Old Time Radio, True Detective
Holmes, while on vacation, becomes witness to the arrest of a female spy, and upon hearing the evidence, refuses to investigate the case. Soon after, Holmes also witnesses the womans execution, but later hears the supposedly dead spy singing along while he plays his violin. Topics: Sherlock Holmes, Crime, Detective, OTR
Watson joins a group that plans to play an April Fools joke on Holmes, but the fake crime he is to investigate turns out to be a real one, committed by a man called Moriarty. Topics: Sherlock Holmes, Detective, Crime, Mystery, OTR
A 1954-55 Radio series starring Larry Haines as Private Detective Mike Trent who makes his living exposing frauds, with a particular emphasis on gambling frauds. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Easy Money, Old Time Radio, Detective
(05 Episodes) "The Adventures of Detectives Black and Blue" Broadcast from 1933-1935, "The Adventures of Detectives Black and Blue" was a 15 minute per syndicated episode, OTR comedy-detective program, Folgers Coffee being the strong sponsor of the program. * SYNOPSIS: This is the story of 2 room-mates and country store workers (Black & Blue), who attempt to work as amateur detectives - with comical results. It truly is a shame that these 5 episodes appear to be the only... Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Comedy PI, OTR Detective, OTR Mystery
Here are six Audition episodes of Carolyn Day, Detective. Each is less than five minutes in length, and apparently these are all that survive. At least, they're all I've found. favorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Carolyn Day, Detective, OTR, Old Time Radio, Audition shows
This Lux Theater stars Edward G. Robinson as private detective Sam Spade, who, after his partner gets killed, searches for the killer and ends up involved with a group of nefarious characters all in search of a priceless statue of a falcon. Topics: Lux Radio Theater, Detective, Crime, Murder, OTR
Holmes and Watson are invited to Dunbar Castle just in time to witness the transfer of an inheritance, but complications arise because the heir was born on a leap year. Topics: Sherlock Holmes, detective, Crime, OTR
There is always something for Dr. Tim to mend, whether it be a broken arm with warts all over it, the time that Jill and Sandy were accused of setting fires, or when Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever was blistering folks throughout the town. Let Dr. Timâs shows heal your aching heart with warts all over it that yearns for folkloric tales of detective physicians. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: detective, old time radio, doctor
The Phyl Coe Mysteries was a syndicated radio series that came out in 1936, with the lead character's name designed to reflect the sponsor, Philco Radio Tubes. PHYL (short for Phyllis) COE is described as the "beautiful girl detective". She was a private investigator who was smart, aggressive, and a "take-charge" lady. In one episode where a magician is shot on stage, Phyl, who is attending the performance, with her boy friend, leaps to the stage, barks orders to theatre... favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: phyl coe, detective, old time radio
The songs from the popular old time radio detective program RICHARD DIAMOND as sung by Dick Powell. Reprocessed and stereo channeled. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: dick powell, richard diamond, songs, mp3, detective
The only episode of the 1940s radio show in existence. Walter Coy plays the role of Michael Lanyard, a reformed jewel thief turned detective. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Lone Wolf, Detective, Old Time Radio
Lamont Cranston is asked to investigate a swamp curse that threatens to kill an entire family. *Note: Audio quality - fair. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: The Shadow, Detective, Crime, Mystery, OTR
NICK CARTER, MASTER DETECTIVE Nick Carter, Master Detective OTRR Certification Information: Series Name: Nick Carter, Master Detective Certification Status: OTRR Certified Accurate Certification Date: April 25, 2015 Certification Version: Version 1 Number of CDs: 6 From the Old Time Radio Researcher's Group. See "Note" Section below for more information on the OTRR. Topics: OTRR, Old Time Radio Researchers Group, Old Time Radio, OTRR Set, OTRR Certified Set, Nick Carter,...
Spade takes on the case of a woman who claims to receive threatening letters, which she can never find, and suddenly dies right in front of him. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews ) Topics: Sam Spade, Detective, Crime, Murder, OTR
The Epic Casebook Of Inspector Carr (1956-85) - "... in which Inspector Carr investigates ..." - The highly successful detective series, starring Hugh Rouse as Inspector Carr. Written & Produced by Michael Silver at the CRC Studios, Johannesburg. The series aired originally on Thursday evenings at 21H30, sponsored by the Epic Oil Company of S.A. The first actor to play Inspector Carr was Don Davis, he was replaced in 1959 by Hugh Rouse. Don returned briefly in 1963 for 14... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: detective, police, drama, otr
40 OTR programs from 1939-1986 -- comedy, drama, detective, variety, and so on. Most are half-hour shows, a couple are about 15 minutes each, and one is about 45 mins. Also, all are in glorious lo-fi, so beware if you're a purist. ( 2 reviews ) Topics: February, OTR, comedy, detective, adventure, variety, history, Fibber McGee, Dark Victory, Father...
CRIME AND PETER CHAMBERS Crime and Peter Chambers , stared Dane Clark as a hard-hitting private eye that worked well the with police department. His counter part at the NYPD was Lt. Parker, played by Bill Zuckert. The series was based on the character created by Henry Kane who wrote eight Peter Chambers novels before the series came to radio. Henry Kane wrote the scripts for the radio show adaptation which aired from 6 Apr to 7 Sep 1954 on NBC. The show was directed by Fred Weihe. There are a... Topics: OTRR, Old Time Radio Researchers Group, Old Time Radio, OTRR Set, Crime and Peter Chambers, Crime...
A CASE FOR DR MORELLE Monday Night At 8 was a popular series developed by Harry Pepper and Ronnie Waldman and broadcast over the BBC during World War II and eventually airing for eight seasons. During the third season of Monday Night At 8 , Ernest Dudley, an actor and writer, introduced his aloof, imperious criminologist, Dr. Morelle to the worldwide audience of the BBC. The Monday Night At 8 segments featuring Dudley's character were called Meet Dr. Morelle , starring Dennis Arundell as Dr.... favorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: OTRR, Old Time Radio Researchers Group, Old Time Radio, OTRR Set, OTRR Certified Set, A Case for Dr...
True Detective Mysteries radio series was based on the âTrue Detectiveâ magazine. Later it was sponsored by Listerine and Oh Henry Candy, but kept the same name. Each week the show presented the âcase history of an actual crime.â Many were told from the criminalâs point of view. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: true detective mysteries, detective, old time radio
Chick Carter, Boy Detective aired Monday-Friday at 3:00-3:15pm on Mutual. STARS: Bill Lipton as Chick till 7-3-44 then Leon Janney Chick Carter is the adopted son of Nick Carter, Master Detective Audio Sourced: Chick Carter, Boy Detective - Free OTR Shows favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Chick Carter Boy Detective, OTR, Old Time Radio Source: Old Time Radio show mp3
DRAGNET Dragnet, the brainchild of Jack Webb, may very well be the most well-remembered, and the best, radio police drama series. From September, 1949 through February 1957, Dragnet's 30 minute shows, broadcast on NBC, brought to radio true police stories in a low-key, documentary style. The origins of Dragnet can be traced to a semi-documentary film, "He Walked by Night" from 1948, in which Webb had a small role... Topics: OTRR, Old Time Radio Researchers Group, Old Time Radio, OTRR Single Episodes, Dragnet, Jack Webb,...
The Lux Radio Theaters version of The Thin Man movie, stars the original leading cast of William Powel and Myrna Loy. Nick Charles (Powell), a retired detective, and his wife Nora (Loy) are attempting to settle down when he's pulled back into service by a friend's disappearance and possible involvement in a murder. Topics: Thin Man, Drama, Crime, Detective, Mystery, OTR
1951 Private Detective stories starring British Actor Rex Harrison as Rex Saunders, a gentleman detective. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: oldtimeradio, Rex Harrison, private detective